Chemistry Newsletter - 09/25/2000

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXXV No. 31 September 25th, 2000

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Scholarships and Fellowships Awards

The department congratulates the following graduate students on the awards, scholarships and fellowships received for the 2000-2001 Academic Year:

Procter & Gamble Fellowship Dan Besemann (Wright)
Sam Charles Slifkin Award Paul Bonvallet (McMahon)
Martha G. Weeks Scholarship Meredith Porembski (Weisshaar)
Charles N. Reilley Award (Pharmacia) Todd Strothers (Smith)
Roger Carlson Award Nicholas Condon (Wright)
Pharmacia-Upjohn Fellowship Robert Owens (Kiessling)

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Introductory Research Talks in Physical Chemistry - Fall 2000

For entering graduate students interested in physical chemistry, there will be a series of short talks by faculty members describing their research interests. These will be held at 5:45 p.m. Thursdays during the first seven weeks of the semester. There will be one half-hour talk followed by an informal supper and then two more talks. Since these talks are brief, students should follow up by contacting individual faculty members in whose research they are interested. Each student should interview at least three faculty members during the fall semester concerning research opportunities. These talks are a means of finding research opportunities and of obtaining a broad overview of physical chemistry research in the Department. Students expecting to major in physical chemistry should make every effort to attend all of these talks.

Time: 5:45 - 7:45 Thursdays Place: Room 8335
Schedule for Introductory Research Talks
5:45 6:45 7:15
September 28 Mark Ediger Bob McMahon Bob Hamers
October 5 Tom Record Clark Landis Rob Corn
October 12 Sam Gellman Arun Yethiraj Ned Sibert
October 19 Fleming Crim Steve Nelsen Shannon Stahl

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings --- Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 8335 Chemistry

Oct. 3 Nov. 7
Dec. 5 Jan. 16 Feb. 13
Mar. 6 Apr. 10 May 8

Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays

1:20 PM - Chairs Office

Oct. 10 Oct. 31 Nov. 14
Nov. 28 Dec. 12 Jan. 9
Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 27
Mar. 20 Mar. 27 Apr. 3
Apr. 24 May 1 May 15

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SEMINARS

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Wednesday, September 27th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Marya Lieberman, University of Notre Dame.

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Thursday, September 28th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor John Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Thursday, September 28th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. William Lambert, Graduate Student.

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Monday, October 2nd 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Magdolna Hargittai, Eotvos University-Hungary.

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Daniel van der Weide, UW-Engineering. "Terahertz Interactions With Molecules, Both Real And Artificial"

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Art Cammers-Goodwin, University of Kentucky.

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Steven Cramer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. "A-Priori Design of Low Molecular Weight Displacers Using High Throughput Screening and Quantitative Structure Efficacy Relationship Models"

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Wednesday, October 4th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Bo Hong, U California at Irvine.

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Thursday, October 5th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor David Jonas, University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Thursday, October 5th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Emilie Porter, Graduate Student.

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Monday, October 9th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan R. Esker, Virginia Tech. "Controlling Polymer Dynamics Through Rod/Coil Interactions"

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Michael Rubinstein, UNC, Chapel Hill. "Electrostatic Interactions in Polymeric Systems"

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Marvin Miller, University of Notre Dame.

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. E.Terry Papoutsakis, Northwestern University. "Oxygen and its Transport in Hematopoietic Life and Death"

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Wednesday, October 11th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Pat Shapley, University of Illinois.

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., "Room # Check Today at Union South". Bernhard Palsson, University of California, San Diego. "Life on the Edge: Genome-Scale Models of Metabolism and Mechanistic Studies of the Metabolic Genotype-Phenotype Relationship"

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Thursday, October 12th, 2000 - Department of Chemistry Colloquim, 4:00 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Brian C. Coppola, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. "Faculty 2.0: Broadening the Responsibility for Future Faculty Education to Match the Obligations of the Job"

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Thursday, October 12th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Suzanne Walker, Princeton University.

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Monday, October 16th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Winokur, UW Madison, Physics Department. "Polymorphism, Thermochromism & Metastability in Side-Chain Substituted Electronic Polymers"

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Monday, October 16th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Jean Francois Halet.

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Monday, October 16th, 2000 - Biotechnology Seminar, 7:30 p.m., Biotechnology Center. Professor Kelsey D. Cook, University of Tennessee. "Non-Covalent Interactions and Electrospray: Alzheimer's Fibril Glue and Caveats"

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jim Cowin, PNNL. "Sculpting the Oil-Water Interface to Probe Ion Solvation"

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Jumi Shin.

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Vemuri Balakotaiah, University of Houston. "Modeling and Bifurcation Analysis of Catalytic Monoliths"

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Wednesday, October 18th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Seth Brown, Notre Dame.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dr. Gregor Zlokarnik, (McElvain Lecturer), Aurora Biosciences.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Jessie Lindeman, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 3345 Engineering Hall. Bala Subramaniam, University of Kansas. "Catalysis in Supercritical Media: Potential and Challenges"

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Monday, October 23rd, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mr. XiaoHua (Sam) Qiu, UW Madison, Chemistry Department. "Polymer Dynamics: From Conformational Transitions to Disentanglement"

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Antony Beris, University of Delaware. "Direct Numerical Simulations of Turbulent Viscoelastic Flows: Challenges and Rewards"

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Wednesday October 25th thru Friday October 27th, 2000. Hirschfelder Prize Lecture Series. Roald Hoffmann, Cornell University. Wednesday, October 25 - 4:00 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry. "Electron-Rich Multicenter Bonding All Across the Periodic Table" - Thursday, October 26 - 4:00 p.m., Room 1361. "A Chemical and Theoretical Approach to Bonding on Surfaces" - Friday, October 27 - 2:25 p.m. - Room 1361 Chemistry. "Chemistry A Reading from "Oxygen," a New Play by Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann,"

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Wednesday, October 25th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Jeff Dougan, Grad Student, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, October 26th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Rosina Georgiadis, Boston University. "Development of Quantitative Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectroscopy of Interfaces: Successes, Applications and New Directions"

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Thursday, October 26th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Laren Tolbert, Georgia Tech.

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Monday, October 30th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Juan dePablo, UW Madison, Chemical Engineering. "Stabilization of Biological Systems in Polymeric Networks"

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Andrew Marcus, Oregon State University. "Studies of Complex Fluid Dynamics by Fourier Imaging Correlation Spectroscopy and Fluorescence Microscopy"

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Tuesday, October 31th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Alan Russell, University of Pittsburgh. "Enzymatic Neutralization and Detection of Chemical Weapons"

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Wednesday, November 1st 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Jason Halfen, UW-Eau Claire.

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Don Douglas, University of British Columbia. "Protein Structure in Solution and the Gas Phase Studied by Mass Spectrometry"

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Michael Gelman, Graduate Student.

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Monday, November 6th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Kelley Lake, Grad Student, UW-Madison.

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Monday, November 6th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Arun Yethiraj, UW Madison, Chemistry Department.

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Gary Slater, University of Ottawa. "An Exact Numerical Approach to Calculating Diffusion Coefficients in Chemistry and Biology"

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Joao Soares, University of Waterloo. "Synthesis of Polyolefins with Designed Chain Architectures. A Challenging New Area in Polymer Reaction Engineering"

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Wednesday, November 8th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Jeff Zaleski, Indiana.

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Thursday, November 9th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Bryce Nelson, University of Wisconsin. "Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging Measurements on DNA and RNA Hybridization Adsorption onto DNA Microarrays"

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Wednesday, November 15th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Anne- Frances Miller, U of Kentucky.

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Thursday, November 16th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Ken Standing, (Meloche Lecturer), University of Manitoba.

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Cassandra Fraser, University of Virginia. "Polymeric Metal Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization, and Potential Applications"

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Monday, November 6th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mr. Rakwoo Chang, UW Madison, Chemistry Department.

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Joost Wintterlin, Fritz-Haber-Institut Der MPG. "An atomic View of Processes on Catalyst Surfaces"

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Thursday, November 30th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor John Schrag or Isabella Echeverria, University of Wisconsin.

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Monday, December 4th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Friedrich Kremer, University of Leipzig. "Polymers in Confinement: From the Dynamics of Isolated Polymer Chains to that of Polymer Brushes"

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Tuesday, December 5st, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Friedrich Kremer, Universität Leipzig.

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Eric Jacobsen, Harvard, Academic McElvain Speaker.

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Molly Shoichet, University of Toronto. "Polymers for Tissue Engineering"

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Friday, December 8th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Hubert Girault, Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne. "Non Linear Optical Studies of Proteins Adsorption at Interfaces and of Oligonucleotide Recognition"

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Monday, December 11th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Glen Kwon, UW Madison, Pharmacy Department. "Micellar Polymers in Drug Delivery"

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Mr. Richard Peters, University of Wisconsin. "Self-Assembling Resists for Nanofabrication"

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For Industrial Positions, see the Chemistry Career Services Newsletter at:

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http://www.chem.wisc.edu/areas/careers/7news.html

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CIC Women in Science and Engineering Directory of PhD Candidates & Postdocs

As part of its Women in Science and Engineering Project, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) produces the Directory of Women in Science and Engineering: Ph.D. Candidates and Recipients, and Postdoctoral Appointees. The WISE directory, to be published on-line for the first time (previously produced in hard copy only), is part of the CIC's effort to increase the professional opportunities for women students and postdocs and to aid colleges and universities, and other potential employers, in the recruitment of highly educated women in science, engineering, and mathematics fields. You are invited to be included in the directory, without charge, for a maximum of three years, starting with the year prior to the year you receive your degree, and continuing through any post-doctoral appointments. This directory will be available on-line and will be indexed by field of study. To be included in the directory, please complete the on-line form at http://wisedir.cic.uiuc.edu/index.htm by October 15, 2000. If you have questions, please contact Cindy Chastain or Jean Girves in the CIC office at 217/244/5565 or by e-mail at chastain@uiuc.edu or j-girves@uiuc.edu.

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Ford Foundation Fellowships

The Chemistry Department has received information about Ford Foundation Fellowships for Minority U.S. citizens (Predoc, dissertation, and postdoc) or nationals who are planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. Stipends and allowances range from $15,500 to $35,000 per year. Deadline for Predocs is 11/10/00, for Dissertation is 12/1/00, and for Postdocs is 1/8/01. Additional information can be obtained from Bruce in the newsletter file or see the website at http://national-academies.org/osep/fo. Applications may be completed and submitted on-line.


Pharmacia Teaching Award Symposium

Friday, September 29, 2000 - 4:00 p.m., 1361 Chemistry

* Introductory Remarks - Presentation of Outstanding TA Awards:

Prof. Charles P. Casey, Chair - Dr. Matthew J. Sanders, Executive Director - Department of Chemistry

* TA Award Recipients: Margaret Biddle - Kevin Gentile - Andrew Tseng - Christopher Lawrence

* Presentation of Pharmacia Awards: Dr. Clayton Jacobsen - Pharmacia Company

* Symposium Presentations: "Chemistry that Connects" - Dr. Catherine Middlecamp - (Introduced by Prof. Robert West) - "Everything I Know About Teaching I Learned in Kindergarten" - Prof. James Skinner - (Introduced by Prof. Edwin Sibert).

Refreshments outside Room 1361 at 3:45 p.m.

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Recent Publications

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Kogure T; Banfield JF.

New insights into the mechanism for chloritization of biotite using polytype analysis.

AMERICAN MINERALOGIST 2000, Vol 85, Iss 9, pp 1202-1208.

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Bond PL; Smriga SP; Ban field JF.

Phylogeny of microorganisms populating a thick, subaerial, predominantly lithotrophic biofilm at an extreme acid mine drainage site.

APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY 2000, Vol 66, Iss 9, pp 3842-3849.

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Bingemann D; King AM; Crim FF.

Transient electronic absorption of vibrationally excited CH2I2: Watching energy flow in solution.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2000, Vol 113, Iss 12, pp 5018-5025.

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Gillmor SD; Thiel AJ; Strother TC; Smith LM; Lagally MG.

Hydrophilic/hydrophobic patterned surfaces as templates for DNA arrays.

LANGMUIR 2000, Vol 16, Iss 18, pp 7223-7228.

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Zimmerman HE; Alabugin IV; Smolenskaya VN.

Experimental and theoretical host-guest photochemistry; Control of reactivity with host variation and theoretical treatment with a stress shaped reaction cavity; Mechanistic and exploratory organic photochemistry.

TETRAHEDRON 2000, Vol 56, Iss 36, pp 6821-6831.

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Landis CR; Feldgus S.

A simple model for the origin of enantioselection and the anti "lock-and-key" motif in asymmetric hydrogenation of enamides as catalyzed by chiral diphosphine complexes of Rh(I).

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 2000, Vol 39, Iss 16, pp 2863-2866.

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Taunton AE; Welch SA; Banfield JF.

Microbial controls on phosphate and lanthanide distributions during granite weathering and soil formation.

CHEMICAL GEOLOGY 2000, Vol 169, Iss 3-4, pp 371-382.

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Edwards KJ; Bond PL; Druschel GK; McGuire MM; Hamers RJ; Banfield JF.

Geochemical and biological aspects of sulfide mineral dissolution: lessons from Iron Mountain, California.

CHEMICAL GEOLOGY 2000, Vol 169, Iss 3-4, pp 383-397.

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Slavik T; Matousek J; Fulka J; Raines RT.

Effect of bovine seminal ribonuclease and bovine pancreatic ribonuclease a on bovine oocyte maturation.

JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL ZOOLOGY 2000, Vol 287, Iss 5, pp 394-399.

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Hop CECA; Saulys DA; Gaines DF; Szulejko JE; McMahon TB.

Metastable and collision-induced fragmentation studies and thermochemistry of isomeric C4H11Si+ ions and their adducts with C4H12Si silanes.

JOURNAL OF MASS SPECTROMETRY 2000, Vol 35, Iss 8, pp 1003-1010.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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The University of Utah, Dept. of Chemistry, is hiring a NMR lab specialist. This is a BS level position to handle routine chores in our NMR facility. Previous NMR experience is desirable though not required if the candidate is otherwise well qualified. The official job description and other particulars may be viewed at http://www.personnel.utah.edu/employ/jobs/sr007284.htm. Application forms may also be printed from this site. SR007284 is the identification number for this position. Applications must be submitted through the Human Services Dept., but I may be contacted for informal discussion. Send to: Charles L. Mayne, University of Utah, Dept. of Chemistry, 315 S. 1400 E., Rm. 2020, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0850, Voice: (801)581-7413, FAX: (801)581-4763 or 8433, E-mail: mayne@chemistry.utah.edu, web: http://www.chem.utah.edu/chemistry/facilities/nmr/nmr.html.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Brown University. Our Department is soliciting applications for a tenure track faculty position in Organic Chemistry at the level of Assistant Professor. The position will begin on July 1, 2001. An applicant should have a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry, biochemistry, chemical biology, organic materials science, or a closely related field. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. The appointment will be based on high potential for developing a creative and vigorous research program and making strong instructional contributions in organic chemistry. We would very much appreciate your help in identifying outstanding candidates for this position and we will be grateful if you will inform them of this opening. An application should contain graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a curriculum vita and a detailed description of proposed research plans and requirements. The application also should be supported by three letters of recommendation. To guarantee full consideration, application materials should be received by October 15, 2000. All application materials should be addressed to: Professor Christopher T. Seto, Department of Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912.

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Emory University is seeking applications for two new Assistant Professor positions in the Department of Chemistry at Emory University. This year we hope to make an appointment to an experimentalist with interests in the broadly defined area of biological chemistry, and another appointment to a candidate with interests in theoretical / computational approaches to problems in biological or materials chemistry. Research laboratories and offices will be in a new building, Cherry Emerson Hall, providing the successful candidates with ample opportunities to complement research interests currently existing within Chemistry and to establish ties with biological and biomaterials research programs pursued elsewhere on our campus. Applicants should submit a resume with publication list, a statement of research plans with estimated startup costs, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Chair, Biological Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, 1515 Pierce Drive, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322. Application review will begin in early October 2000.

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The Department of Chemistry at The University of Alabama seeks an outstanding individual in organic chemistry at the level of an Assistant Professor. The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral training in Chemistry and to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program. Commitment to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate teaching is required. All candidates should send a curriculum vita, publication list, research plans and arrange three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, The University of Alabama, Box 870336, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0336. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Cornell University. The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology is searching for a tenure track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level. Outstanding candidates with research interests in any field of chemistry/chemical biology that complements rather than duplicates our existing strengths are encouraged to apply. We have special interests in candidates with research plans in chemical biology, biophysical chemistry, or the phase science of amphiphilic compounds. In exceptional cases a tenured level appointment may be considered. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out an effective research program and to teach introductory chemistry as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. A Ph.D. degree is required, and postdoctoral experience preferred. Applicants should submit a graduate transcript, curriculum vitae, publication list, and separate summaries of research experience and research plans. These materials and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Baker Laboratory, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 14853-1301, and be received no later than November 1, 2000.

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The Department of Chemistry at New York University has an opening, pending final administrative and budgetary approval, for a senior faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level. Applications are invited from outstanding scholars with a proven track record of publications, grant support, and teaching. Newly hired faculty members will be expected to participate in these efforts. Senior candidates should submit a CV, a list of representative publications, and a description of current and future research programs and directions. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications in early Fall. To guarantee early consideration, application materials should be received by October 15 and addressed to: Search Committee (Senior Position), Chemistry Department, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003. Website: http://www.nyu.edu/pages/chemistry/.

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Assistant Professorship in Organic Chemistry at Florida Institute of Technology. Candidates must have Ph.D. in Organic chemistry with demonstrated ability for creative research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level in a Ph.D. granting department. Postdoctoral experience preferred and establishment of a ftmded research program is expected. Participation in and enthusiasm for general chemistry teaching a plus. Send resume including names of three professional references, description of proposed research strategy and teaching philosophy to: Search Committee, Dept. of Chemistry, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL 32901-6975.

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The Department of Chemistry at New York University invites applications for a tenure track junior faculty position in all areas of experimental chemistry, especially physical/biophysical or organic/bioorganic chemistry, to begin September 1, 2001, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. The Department is undergoing a major development effort that includes multiple faculty appointments within the next two years, as well as major improvements in laboratory and instrumentation facilities. Newly hired faculty members will be able to participate in these efforts. Applicants should have a very strong research record and be committed to teaching. Candidates should submit applications including a CV, a list of publications, a statement of future research plans, and three letters of reference. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications in early Fall. To guarantee early consideration, application materials should be received by October 15 and addressed to: Faculty Search Committee (Assistant Professor), Department of Chemistry, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003. Website: http://www.nyu.edu/pages/chemistry/.

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Stanford University. Tenure-track faculty appointment, open rank, in the general area of Inorganic Chemistry or Organic Chemistry. Completed applications must be received by October 31, 2000. Appointment will commence on or after September 1, 2001. Applicants must be strongly motivated toward creative research and committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. All applications must include the following materials: Current curriculum vitae & list of publications, Brief statement of research interests (three pages or less), Arrange to have three letters of reference sent on your behalf to the chair of the appropriate search committee. Send applications in the general area of Inorganic Chemistry to: Chair, 2000-2001 Inorganic Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5080. Send applications in the general area, of Organic Chemistry to: Chair, 2000-2001 Organic Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA94305-5080.

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The Chemistry Department of the George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2001 in ANALYTICAL or PHYSICAL Chemistry. Candidates with research interests in environmental or related areas of chemical analysis or separation that complement the existing strengths of the Department will be given preference. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a highly active, funded research program and have a commitment to excellence in teaching. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, publication list, description of future research plans and statement of teaching interests along with three letters of reference to: Prof J. Houston Miller, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 20052. Review of applications will begin October 15, but the position will remain open until it is filled.

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University of California, Davis. The Department invites applications for a tenure-track ORGANIC faculty position, at the senior Professor level. The expected beginning date is on or after July 1, 2001. The preferred candidate will have a background in synthetic organic chemistry. Candidates should have a strong commitment to research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications) and a summary of research objectives by mailing to: Organic Recruitment Committee, Chemistry Department, Room 108, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-5295. The position is open until filled, but to assure consideration, applications should be received by November 16, 2000.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, invites applications from outstanding individuals for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Although this search is open to all fields of chemistry, preference will be given to persons with interests in analytical, bioanalytical, organic, bioorganic and materials chemistry and whose research complements the existing strengths of the department. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses and to maintain an externally funded research program. A Ph.D. degree in chemistry or related fields is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. For appointment at the Associate Professor level, applicants must provide evidence of an established research record and the equivalent of six years teaching experience at the University level. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of teaching interest, a research plan, and should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 629014409. Review of applications will commence October 15, 2000 and the search will continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry. University of Florida, Invites applications for a polymer chemistry position at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (beginning level) to commence Fall, 2001. The area of polymer research is open to all fields of chemistry and the successful candidate will join one of the five divisions in the department (Analytical, Biochemistry, Inorganic, Organic, or Physical). In addition, he/she will become a member of the recently endowed Butler Polymer Research Laboratory in the department (see http://www.chem.ufl.edu/~polymer/.) Applicants should submit their Curriculum vitae and statements of teaching and research plans and also should arrange three letters of recommendation. Deadline for applications is October 31, 2000. Send to: K. B. Wagener, Chairman, Polymer Search Committee. Department of' Chemistry, University of Florida, P. 0. Box 117200, Gainesville, FL 32611-7200 USA.

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Kennesaw State University, invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry beginning in August 2001. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in chemistry with preference given to the field of organic chemistry with NMR experience. The successful applicant will be expected to develop excellence in teaching and in scholarship involving undergraduates. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To guarantee consideration, application materials must be postmarked by October 23, 2000. Candidates should send a letter of application addressing the applicant's position qualifications, teaching philosophy, and scholarship activity; current curriculum vita; names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references; and official graduate transcripts to: Dr. Leon L. Combs, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Kennesaw State University, College of Science and Mathematics, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144-5591. Visit our home page at http://www.kennesaw.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry at North Carolina State University is seeking to fill two tenure track openings. An inorganic candidate with interests in materials or catalysis and an analytical candidate with bioanalytical research interests are preferred. An applicant for a senior faculty position is desired in the inorganic area, though applicants for any rank will be considered for both positions. A successful applicant will be expected to develop an internationally recognized and funded research program. Strong interests and abilities in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are required. Candidates for junior positions should submit a curriculum vitae and detailed research proposals and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be supplied. Applicants for a senior level appointment should initially just submit a detailed vita. Materials should be sent to: Dr. Robert Osteryoung, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, NC State University, Box 8204, Raleigh, NC 27695-8204. Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2000. See http://www2.ncsu.edu/ncsu/chemistry/chem.html for further information.

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Oregon State University. The Departments of Chemistry, Crop and Soil Science, and Environmental and Molecular Toxicology seeks applicants for one Assistant/Associate Professor position in Organic Environmental Chemistry. Candidates for one full-time (12 month, 1.0 FTE), tenure-track position in Organic Environmental Chemistry are being sought by the Departments of Chemistry, Crop and Soil Science, and Environmental and Molecular Toxicology at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. The preferred starting date is Fall 2001; later starting dates are negotiable. The appointment is at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. A Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Soil Chemistry, or related discipline is required. The 12-month position is distributed between 75% research and 25% teaching. The tenure home and distribution of the appointment among the cooperating departments will be determined so as to match the background and expertise of the successful candidate. The appointee will be expected to establish and maintain an externally-funded research program on the environmental chemistry of organic contaminants in aquatic and/or terrestrial environments. Candidates that have laboratory- and/or field-based research programs focused on abiotic or biotic aspects of organic contaminant fate and behavior are encouraged to apply. In addition, the appointee is expected to develop ties with other OSU faculty through collaboration on interdisciplinary projects. The individual will be expected to teach the equivalent of one course (10 week term) to support the development of a curriculum in Environmental Chemistry. Selection will be based, in part, on the quality and rate of research publications, competitive research grant or fellowship applications submitted or funded, complementarity of research interests with the needs of the departments and their allied programs, and evidence of interest and skill in teaching. Descriptions of the three participating departments can be found on the following websites: Chemistry http://www.chem.orst.edu, Crop and Soil Science http://www.css.orst.edu and Environmental and Molecular Toxicology http://www.emt.orst.edu. Applicants must have a doctorate in chemistry, environmental chemistry, soil chemistry, or closely related field. Candidates must demonstrate the potential to develop a nationally and internationally-recognized research program. Candidates must demonstrate the potential to develop a quality teaching program in environmental chemistry at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Preference will be given to experienced candidates who complement current expertise on campus in environmental chemistry. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Health, dental, and life insurance plans are available. Annual leave and retirement benefits are provided. Promotion and tenure of faculty is based on job performance, scholarly accomplishment, and relevant service. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a description of their proposed research program and teaching interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2000; the position will remain open until it is filled. Please address all applications, inquiries, nominations, and letter of reference to: Dr. Jennifer A. Field, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University - ALS 1107, Corvallis, OR 97331-7301, Phone (541) 737-2265, FAX (541) 737-0497, Email: Jennifer.field@orst.edu.

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University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking candidates for a new opening in our department in analytical/bioanalytical chemistry at the junior level. We anticipate hiring a starting assistant professor. However, a more established young researcher of outstanding caliber will be considered for a more advanced position. If you have students, or, preferably, postdocs who wish to find an academic position and have true independent research potential, if you know of colleagues who have such students or are themselves interested in a move, please have them contact me at: LHanley@uic.edu. Information on the department and its faculty can be found at: http://www.chem.uic.edu. We will consider good applicants in all areas of analytical chemistry. However, we would like to hire in the area of bioanalytical chemistry and our preference is for an experimentalist with a biochemical application. Ideally, this candidate would interact with a growing number of faculty whose research includes chemical biology, cellular signaling, drug development, protein chemistry, or nucleic acid chemistry. The successful candidate will have a PhD and at least one year of postdoctoral experience in chemistry, biochemistry, or biophysics, and the candidate must be willing to teach courses in analytical chemistry. Send to: Associate Professor Luke Hanley, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Chemistry (MC 111), Science and Engineering South, 845 West Taylor Street, Room 4500, Chicago, Illinois 60607-7061.

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Oregon State University. Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Biological Chemistry/Mass Spectrometry. Candidates for a full-time faculty position in Biological Chemistry/Mass Spectrometry are being sought by the Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University. The preferred starting date is Fall, 2001; later starting dates are negotiable. The appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. A Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or related discipline is required. The 12-month position is funded at 0.75 FTE with 0.25 FTE to be derived from grants and other sources. An excellent record of research accomplishments and high promise in teaching and research is required. Applicants must have education in chemistry or biochemistry in addition to mass spectrometry. The Department is particularly interested in persons with experience in advanced instrumental techniques and the applications of such techniques to biopolymers. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent research program and participate as an investigator in the Environmental Health Sciences Center. Teaching or participation in team-teaching of 1 or 2 (10-week) courses per year is expected. Applicants must have a doctorate in chemistry or closely related field. Candidates must demonstrate the potential to develop an internationally recognized research program and a quality teaching program. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Health, dental, and life insurance plans are available. Annual leave and retirement benefits are provided. Promotion and tenure of faculty is based on job performance, scholarly accomplishment, and relevant service. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a description of their proposed research program and teaching interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2000; the position will remain open until it is filled. Please address all applications, inquiries, nominations, and letter of reference to: Dr. John C. Westall, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University, 153 Gilbert Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, Phone (541) 737-6700, FAX (541) 737-2062, Email: john.westall@orst.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry at the State University of New York, College at Geneseo (a highly selective liberal arts and science college devoted to quality undergraduate instruction) seeks applications for a tenure track position in the area of Bioorganic Chemistry starting the Fall 2001 semester. Requirements include a Ph. D. degree in chemistry, research interests suitable for undergraduate student involvement, and a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Teaching responsibilities will be in the areas of organic chemistry, biochemistry, and introductory chemistry. The department presently consists of eight members and has state of the art instrumentation including recently acquired FTIR, HPLC/PDA, GC/MS, 300 MHz FTNMR, Capillary Electrophoresis, and Spectrofluorometer systems. Further information may be found at http://www.geneseo.edu/~chem. Interested applicants should submit a Curriculum Vita, a statement of teaching- philosophy, a summary of research plans, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and arrange for three recent letters of recommendation to be sent to: J. A. Boiani, Chair, Chemistry Department, Greene 325, SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454. To ensure full consideration, completed applications should be received by November 10, 2000.

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Ohio University is searching for a senior bioscientist for a joint position in the Edison Biotechnology Institute, web: http://www.ohiou.edu/biotech/ and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry http://main.chem.ohiou.edu/. This position combines the outstanding research facilities and environment of the Edison Biotechnology Institute with a tenured academic home as Associate or Full Professor of Biochemistry and access to graduate students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. An excellent salary and benefits package, along with generous start-up funding, is available for this position. The successful candidate will find ample opportunities for interaction and collaboration with scientists in the Neurobiology Program, the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, the College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Plant Biotechnology Group, as well as the current staff of the Edison Institute, with ongoing projects in gene delivery systems and gene expression analysis, animal models for pharmaceutical evaluation, improved agricultural species, biopolymer-based pharmaceuticals, and human gene therapy. Applications including curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest, and three letters of recommendation can be sent to: Dr. John Kopchick, Edison Biotechnology Institute, Konneker Research Labs, Ohio University, The Ridges, Athens, OH 45701.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is searching for outstanding candidates for an appointment as an Assistant Professor in the general area of organic chemistry, beginning with the 2001-02 academic year. Our primary interest is that the candidate be bright, energetic, enthusiastic, and imaginative, with extraordinary potential in both research and teaching. The exact field of interest of the applicant is of less importance to us. Other aspects being equal, preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching interests complement those in our current programs. We will also welcome applications from established researchers with outstanding qualifications and sufficient experience for appointment as Associate Professor or Full Professor. Applications are welcomed from all qualified persons. Please submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a detailed statement of research and professional objectives, and to arrange for two letters of recommendation, in addition to your own, to be sent to: Professor Gregory S. Girolami, Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, 505 S. Mathews Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA. Applications should be submitted promptly, preferably by October 15, 2000, to ensure consideration. If you or an applicant would like more information, call me at (217) 333-0066.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral position available. Professor Alan L. Balch of The University of California-Davis is seeking a motivated individual for a post-doctoral position in my research group. The project involves broadly organometallic fullerene chemistry. Experience in one or more of the following areas is expected: organometallic synthesis (particularly of air sensitive species), crystal growth, X-ray crystallography, electrochemistry. Interested candidates are urged to contact him directly by e-mail. Please send to: Alan L. Balch, Department of Chemistry, One Shields Avenue, University of California-Davis, CA 95616, Telephone (530) 752 0941, Professor Fax (530) 752 8995, e-mail: albalch@ucdavis.edu.

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Assistant Professor Peter A. Beal of The University of Utah is seeking people interested in two postdoctoral positions immediately available in his laboratory in bioorganic/biological chemistry. He is currently directing a federally-funded research program in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Utah focused on understanding the molecular basis for, and functional consequence of, protein-RNA and small molecule-RNA interactions. Please contact: Peter A. Beal, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry University of Utah, 315 S 1400 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0850, Tel: (801) 585-9719, FAX: (801) 581-8433 e-mail: beal@chemistry.utah.edu.

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Professor James M. Mayer of the University of Washington is seeking excellent candidates for a postdoctoral position (or two) in inorganic and mechanistic chemistry in his laboratory. Interested applicants should send a CV and arrange for two or three letters of recommendation to be sent. Exceptional candidates with any background are encouraged to apply. Available projects include studies of hydrogen atom transfer involving coordination complexes, proton-coup Experience with synthesis, mechanistic studies, electrochemistry, stopped-flow kinetics, and/or kinetic modeling would be a plus for my group, but none are a prerequisite for this position. The quality of the individual is more important than his/her background. The position is for one year with the strong likelihood of renewal. It includes full benefits (postdocs are considered faculty at the University of Washington). There may be opportunities to gain experience with classroom teaching if desired. Interested applicants should feel free to contact me directly by mail, E-mail, or phone. (Any e-mail attachments should be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF formats if possible). Please contact: Professor James M. Mayer, Department of Chemistry, Box 351700, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-1700, Phone: (206) 543-2083, fax: (206) 685-8665, e-mail: mayer@chem.washington.edu.

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